The last time I picked up some of my Hydraluron Serum I clocked these face masks sitting right next to it. Intrigued to find out what was in the bigger box, I picked them up to have a look and discovered they were face mask.
At first I wasn't really tempted to buy them. They weren't the cheapest thing, at £19.99, and I was already spending £25 on my usual Hydraluron Serum which I figured did exactly the same job. But you know me, I'm a sucker to try anything new, and since I liked the serum so much I figured it would be worth giving these masks a try as well, to see if there was any extra added benefits.
If you don't know what Hydraluron is, it's basically a serum you apply to your face before moisturiser. This serum helps your skin to absorb moisture from the atmosphere and from the moisturiser you use. It's beneficial for all skin types and can be used daily.
Included in the box above are 4 sheet masks packaged in little wallets. In essence, these mask are simply soaked with the original serum. You simply apply the mask once a week for 15 minutes and let your skin soak up all the product. Afterwards you just peel off the mask and massage in any left over serum before discarding the sheet in the bin.
As I mentioned before, I didn't see how this mask was really going to benefit me. I use the serum on a daily basis, twice a day, and believe that my skin certainly gets enough help from that, along with my moisturiser every morning and evening. But honestly, I was pleasantly surprised with how much of a difference these masks made.
Over all my skin feels a lot more plump and radiant after a mask. I notice when I peel off the sheet that my skin has absorbed all the product where it needs it. My cheeks and chin seem to be the most thirsty, with my forehead generally not soaking up as much serum as everywhere else.
Throughout the week I notice that my skin feels smoother and my makeup looks more flawless. However as the week ends and my next mask treatment is coming around, I certainly notice a dip in the quality of my skin. I can tell that it's ready for another dose as I actually notice it getting dry, whereas I never noticed this issue before. I don't know whether my skin is becoming reliant on the masks or whether it was always this dry before and I never knew any different. You would think the latter is more accurate as it would be rather strange for my skin to get addicted to something so quickly. If it had, that would certainly be an expensive habit to maintain.
But honestly, I do feel like my skin is better over all for using this product and I do want to use it again. I'm tempted to buy a couple of boxes whilst they are in the 3 for 2 deal at Boots, as it would be cheaper that way and I know I'm going to get good use out of them. But realistically I do wish that the price tag was more around the £15 mark just to make them a little bit more accessible and affordable.
Do you use Hydraluron? Would you consider trying the masks?
Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask - £19.99 from Boots